Not By Accident is creating a podcast series
49

patrons

$219
per Podcast Episode
Not By Accident is a personal storytelling podcast about choosing to become a single mother and coping with being one, by me, Sophie Harper. 

The day after I turned 38, I called a clinic and booked an appointment to start the ball rolling. I was single and had hoped I’d find myself in a happy, healthy relationship with someone who wanted to embark on parenthood with me. That didn’t happen and didn’t look like it was about to, so I had to take action before it was too late.

I’ve been using my audio recorder like a sketchbook or a camera for the past six years, capturing important moments and conversations on my path to single motherhood, and during my daughter Astrid's early years.

The twenty episodes that make up Season 1 are available wherever you listen to podcasts and at www.notbyaccident.net.

I could use your help as I continue with Season 2!

Producing an episode every month is a half-time job for me, but it doesn't pay like one. The advertising revenue is really just pocket money. I burned through my savings, sponged off family and friends and maxed out the credit card in the year it took to produce Season 1. It was worth it for me, I'm proud of what I made, but I can't do it again. We need more money to pay the bills. If the series is worth something to you, I'd be so grateful for your support to help me continue.

Not By Accident is for Astrid, and for people like her. It’s for anyone who’s had to go beyond a passionate encounter to pursue their dream of having a baby. It’s for women struggling with the momentous decision, some way along the journey or living as a fully-fledged ‘single mother by choice’ or ‘choice mom’ like me. It’s for those trying to understand decisions and actions being taken by someone they love. It’s for all the wonderful unconventional families who make the world a much more interesting place, and for all the wonderful people who accept and support us.
Tiers
$2 Supporter
$2 or more per Podcast Episode 17 patrons
Astrid and I will talk over breakfast about how lucky we are to have you supporting us.
$5 Supporter
$5 or more per Podcast Episode 18 patrons
I'll thank you in the episode credits on my website (www.notbyaccident.net) AND Astrid and I will talk over breakfast about how lucky we are to have you supporting us.
$10 Supporter
$10 or more per Podcast Episode 10 patrons
Not only will I thank you in the episode credits on my website (www.notbyaccident.net) AND chat to Astrid over breakfast about how lucky we are to have you supporting us, BUT ALSO I'll send you a handwritten postcard to say thanks!
$25 Supporter
$25 or more per Podcast Episode 1 patron
Astrid and I will sit down together to compose a postcard to you, and talk about how lucky we are to have your support. If she's feeling inspired, you may even get an original A. Harper portrait sketched on the card. I'll give you a special mention on the episode credits on my website (www.notbyaccident.net). You're amazing.
$50 Supporter
$50 or more per Podcast Episode 0 patrons
I'm going to call you on your birthday. It's the least I can do. Plus all the previous rewards will be coming your way.
Goals
$219 of $600 per Podcast Episode
Childcare! $600 per episode will pay for Astrid's excellent childcare centre for the time it takes me to work on each episode. It'll also cover the basic ongoing costs of making and releasing the series.
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Not By Accident is a personal storytelling podcast about choosing to become a single mother and coping with being one, by me, Sophie Harper. 

The day after I turned 38, I called a clinic and booked an appointment to start the ball rolling. I was single and had hoped I’d find myself in a happy, healthy relationship with someone who wanted to embark on parenthood with me. That didn’t happen and didn’t look like it was about to, so I had to take action before it was too late.

I’ve been using my audio recorder like a sketchbook or a camera for the past six years, capturing important moments and conversations on my path to single motherhood, and during my daughter Astrid's early years.

The twenty episodes that make up Season 1 are available wherever you listen to podcasts and at www.notbyaccident.net.

I could use your help as I continue with Season 2!

Producing an episode every month is a half-time job for me, but it doesn't pay like one. The advertising revenue is really just pocket money. I burned through my savings, sponged off family and friends and maxed out the credit card in the year it took to produce Season 1. It was worth it for me, I'm proud of what I made, but I can't do it again. We need more money to pay the bills. If the series is worth something to you, I'd be so grateful for your support to help me continue.

Not By Accident is for Astrid, and for people like her. It’s for anyone who’s had to go beyond a passionate encounter to pursue their dream of having a baby. It’s for women struggling with the momentous decision, some way along the journey or living as a fully-fledged ‘single mother by choice’ or ‘choice mom’ like me. It’s for those trying to understand decisions and actions being taken by someone they love. It’s for all the wonderful unconventional families who make the world a much more interesting place, and for all the wonderful people who accept and support us.

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Tiers
$2 Supporter
$2 or more per Podcast Episode 17 patrons
Astrid and I will talk over breakfast about how lucky we are to have you supporting us.
$5 Supporter
$5 or more per Podcast Episode 18 patrons
I'll thank you in the episode credits on my website (www.notbyaccident.net) AND Astrid and I will talk over breakfast about how lucky we are to have you supporting us.
$10 Supporter
$10 or more per Podcast Episode 10 patrons
Not only will I thank you in the episode credits on my website (www.notbyaccident.net) AND chat to Astrid over breakfast about how lucky we are to have you supporting us, BUT ALSO I'll send you a handwritten postcard to say thanks!
$25 Supporter
$25 or more per Podcast Episode 1 patron
Astrid and I will sit down together to compose a postcard to you, and talk about how lucky we are to have your support. If she's feeling inspired, you may even get an original A. Harper portrait sketched on the card. I'll give you a special mention on the episode credits on my website (www.notbyaccident.net). You're amazing.
$50 Supporter
$50 or more per Podcast Episode 0 patrons
I'm going to call you on your birthday. It's the least I can do. Plus all the previous rewards will be coming your way.